Lardot, Riesling 'der Graf' 2020Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Philip Lardot was bit by the wine bug back in 2013. After harvests in the Loire in France, and later in the Mosel in Germany, he knew that Riesling was his true love. When he met Ulli Stein of the famous Mosel maestro with whom he worked for almost five years. While they are strong friends, there was a moment where Lardot almost took over Stein’s estate. That moment has passed and Lardot continues his exploration of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. All of his wines are done naturally and bring an ethereal texture to the table unlike any other Mosel wines. He also brings a bit of humor when naming his wines, as the Mosel panel tasting wouldn’t allow his natural wines to be classified, he still finds a way to convey their true status.
This is quite simply a wine you need to try. Many of Lardot’s wines are single vineyard; this one is hailing from the hill of Grafenberg, aka “the hill of the count,” which Lardon has summed up with a drawing of a Count on this label. In Germany, one can’t cite a single vineyard on labels of wines that are cloudy, but Lardot still sort of did!